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Travel Route 66: The Iconic Main Street of America

Travel Route 66: The Iconic Main Street of America

Almost 100 years ago, Route 66 established itself as one of the most famous roads in America. And then- let's be honest- the Disney movie, Cars, completely reestablished the famous road for a whole new generation! Back in its glory days, travelers enjoyed the sights...

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Stress-Free Disney Planning Tips

Stress-Free Disney Planning Tips

Guest post from Laurence Brown, Travel Consultant specializing in Disney Vacations I remember taking a trip to Disney when I was younger. I still have the pictures of myself with Mickey, Donald, Pluto and other characters.  I also remember being able to...

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RE living Your Best Day Ever: Are You On Vacation?

RE living Your Best Day Ever: Are You On Vacation?

Have you ever considered the opportunity of RE living your best day ever? It's kind of fun to think about, and it's certainly a really interesting family conversation. Right off the bat, I'll admit that I didn't think of this question. The kids and I were listening to...

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Think Key West Isn’t For Families? Think Again!

Think Key West Isn’t For Families? Think Again!

Guest post by Damon Santelli Key West is known for its gorgeous beaches, happening restaurant and bar scene, and coral reefs. But did you know it is an excellent place for families to visit? As we all know, traveling as a family can be challenging. Oftentimes, the...

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Cruise 101: Everything You Need To Know Before Setting Sail

Cruise 101: Everything You Need To Know Before Setting Sail

Whether you're a rookie or a seasoned sailor, everyone can use a little CRUISE 101 prior to setting sail. My first piece of advice for anyone considering a cruise: enlist the help of a travel agent! Unlike a typical vacation, cruises offer a long list of amenities and...

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Two Super Bowl Cities Taking Over Sports

Two Super Bowl Cities Taking Over Sports

Before the game even begins, history is being made by the two Super Bowl cities representing the NFL this weekend. Boston and Los Angeles happen to be the same cities represented in this year's World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers. And now the Patriots and...

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Antigua and Barbuda: Family-Friendly Spots

Antigua and Barbuda: Family-Friendly Spots

Guest post from Kal Kennard Boasting numerous amazing tourist attractions, Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the best holiday destinations for families in the Caribbean. (Side note from Mom With A Map: In case you just stumbled over that verbiage...'Antigua and...

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Souvenir Ideas For Your Family Vacations

Souvenir Ideas For Your Family Vacations

In a culture currently obsessed with Marie Kondo and her extreme decluttering lifestyle, you might find it odd that I'm giving advice on souvenir ideas. In other words, more meaningless stuff for you to purchase and then purge. But, stay tuned! It's quite the...

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2019: New Year, New Resolutions

2019: New Year, New Resolutions

It's the start of a new year, 2019. There's one thought that keeps running through my mind- it's been a while since I've interviewed for a job. That may seem like an odd place to start my New Year's Resolutions post, but stick with me. Anyway, back in the day one of...

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2018: That’s A Wrap

2018: That’s A Wrap

2018. It's not often that I stare at a blank screen waiting for the words to come. But now is one of those times. *I realize as you read this, the space between that sentence and the next means nothing. But for me, it was about 2 days of hoping more words would type...

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Strange Things We Bring On Family Vacations

Strange Things We Bring On Family Vacations

There was a time when I thought traveling with kids meant that I'd need to pack everything but the kitchen sink. Literally, everything. Although over the years I've learned to get by with less, I still have to fess up to packing some pretty strange things every once...

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Trip To Daufuskie Island: How To Plan And Prepare

Trip To Daufuskie Island: How To Plan And Prepare

If you read any of my posts about our trip to Daufuskie Island, I'm confident that you're ready to start planning your own visit! After posting pictures on social media and then sharing some blogs, I've had lots of questions about planning a trip. Since it seems to be...

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Remembering George H.W. Bush: My Kids Version

Remembering George H.W. Bush: My Kids Version

Last week our family joined the nation remembering George H.W. Bush. A life well lived. What an incredible gift he was to both his own family AND our country! Of course, we shared with our children the news of his passing. Although they were not alive during his...

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Daufuskie: The Island Less Traveled

Daufuskie: The Island Less Traveled

Our family just returned from our first trip to Daufuskie Island. As I stare at this blank page and wonder how I can possibly put into words the charm of this little place, a familiar poem comes to mind. Remember the one by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken? It's often...

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When The Best Travel Moments Aren’t The Ones You Plan…

When The Best Travel Moments Aren’t The Ones You Plan…

I am a compulsive planner. In fact, I actually have to plan not to plan things. (Yep, it's a problem.) So imagine my genuine surprise that one of my son's all time best travel moments isn't something I planned! If you've been following Mom With A Map, you may be aware...

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Why My Children Voluntarily Surrender Their Halloween Candy

Why My Children Voluntarily Surrender Their Halloween Candy

Every year on Halloween night my two children voluntarily surrender their Halloween Candy. If you're wondering what this has to do with travel...keep reading. Actually, I'm totally kidding. This post has nothing to do with travel. But, I decided to take a quick break...

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4 Tips to Improve Your Family Travel Experience

4 Tips to Improve Your Family Travel Experience

Guest post by Emily Hogoboom Your goals for traveling as a family are simple: enjoy yourselves, stay safe, and soak up new experiences. But how do you take your family travel experience above and beyond? You don’t want to go on an average family vacation – you want...

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